Wenge is a tropical wood, sometimes referred to as Millettia laurentii and is a member of the Leguminosae family. The Wenge tree is native to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon, Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.
Growing to approximately 25 metres tall, it can also be referred to as African Rosewood, Faux Ebony, Dikela, Mibotu, Bokonge and Awong.
The wood itself is very dark in colour – dark brown with black streaks and has at times been used as a substitute for ebony. Adding a wood finish to Wenge can make the colour almost black.
It’s known for its strength and hardness, making it a perfect wood for flooring, staircases and of course, worktops.
Its use doesn’t stop there, with the wood being popular in the production of archery bows and musical instruments – including guitars, electric bass and even drums.
If you are looking for a worktop to use in a high traffic area, Wenge may be the perfect wood for you as it does not mark very easily.
As a tropical wood, it has a clearly defined heartwood which is dark brown and softened by very fine, almost black veins.
All of the wood that we use has FSC certification. This means that we can trace the origin of the wood from the forest to your finished worktop. This ensures the quality of the wood itself and on a wider scale, we know that as a business, we are working ethically with social and environmental benefits.
We offer a range of styles for your Wenge worktop – choose from Block style, Wide Stave, End Grain Block Style and End Grain Wide Stave. Our Wenge worktop is available with a Nature grade.
It's all about choice - from the wood to the grade to the finishing touches - create your own bespoke worktop.